Tips For Postnatal Nutrition

Regardless of the type of birth you had, you’re bound to be feeling a little sore and bruised. If you had a caesarean, or experienced a tear of some degree you will need all the support you can get to aid recovery and help you care for your baby. Postnatal nutrition is essential to speed up your body's recovery and, if you are breastfeeding, ensure you are passing key vitamins nutrients to your beautiful baby...

Hydration is absolutely key, especially for breastfeeding mothers. 10-15 glasses per day are required to produce enough breast milk but also to quench your thirst. The more fluid you consume the faster your body can regenerate and rebuild. 

Omega 3

Oily fish like salmon, sardines or mackerel are all high in Omega 3 fatty acids that can help counter low mood, anxiety and depression. They’re also rich in a fat called DHA which is crucial for your the development of your baby’s nervous system.

Take the appropriate supplements

New mothers should consider taking high quality vitamins and possibly other supplements if breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor or a health care professional for recommendations on food based supplements.

Make yourself happy!

Ultimately you should eat what you fancy, honour your hunger and enjoy it! You’ve cut plenty out of your diet so now it’s time to enjoy eating again!